VCC News

Important Updates at The VCC

Dr. Post is now available for appointments on Tuesdays at The VCC in Norwalk!

As of February 3rd, Dr. Post and The Veterinary Cancer Center will no longer be seeing cases at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in Stamford, but will instead be seeing cases at our Norwalk facility in order to provide the best possible care to our referring veterinarians , clients and patients.

EXPERIENCE MATTERS

The Veterinary Cancer Center has over 50 years of combined experience treating animals with cancer. We are always available for any questions you may have about any cancer case.

LATER HOURS ON TUESDAYS!

For the convenience of your clients, The Veterinary Cancer is now open until 9:00 PM every Tuesday, with early morning drop-off appointments starting at 8:00AM available as well!

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The Veterinary Cancer Center and Adopt-A-Dog Inc., in conjunction with the Greenwich Emergency Medical Service, introduces a public seminar for pet first aid and disaster readiness. Be prepared for the next hurricane, winter storm or days without power for your four legged companions! Come learn the best practices and be prepared for your pet in a case of an emergency. You must register to attend so please email your name, email address and contact number of all people attending and send to events@vcchope.com or call us directly to at 203-838-6626.


Seminar held on Jan. 15:                       

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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At the 2013 ACVR meeting in October in Savannah, Georgia, our radiation oncologist/medical oncologist Dr. John Farrelly was named as an associate editor for the journal, Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.  This journal serves as one of the most influential sources of information for primary research on the use of radiation therapy for treating cancer as well as diagnostic imaging in all animals.  This volunteer position is a new one, which was created to ensure that the journal continues to focus on publishing the most relevant and important studies on the treatment of pets with radiation.

When asked about this position, Dr. Farrelly commented, “As the associate editor for Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound my hope is that I will be able to help select studies for the journal that will provide the highest level of knowledge on how we should diagnose and treat cancer in animals.”

“Working at the Veterinary Cancer Center not only allows me to provide cutting edge... Read More


Sincere thanks to our competing veterinary hospital teams for making the 1st Annual VetOlympics a success!

The efforts of all our Connecticut and New York teams allowed us to raise needed funds for Animal Cancer Foundation’s efforts to cure pet & human cancer.

Opening ceremonies included remarks by lead sponsors Bank of America.  Costumed teams then took the field in games of physical and mental challenge to decide who would be crowned “The Greatest Veterinary Hospital in the World.”  Each teams showed agility, strength, and spirit as they battled for points in team building events like “The Stream Crossing”, “The Human Knot”, “The White Lie”, “Minute to Win It”, and “Puzzle”.

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Owners of dogs with lymphoma should check with their family veterinarian to determine if their dog’s disease meets the requirements for the clinical trial of the vaccine. Florida-based Veterinary Oncology Services, in conjunction with leading biotechnology firm, Morphogenesis Inc., developed the cancer vaccine.

To learn more about the eligibility click here...

To read the press release click here...

 


Have you ever been told you look just like your favorite pet?  The similarity is more than just skin deep; recent studies comparing genetic similarities between dogs and people are demonstrating that we look a lot like our pets on the inside as well, sharing genetic pathways for developing disease.  In a study published recently in Oncogene, researchers at the University of Georgia and the National Cancer Institute/NIH showed that the genes involved in colorectal cancers “look” similar in both dogs and people, highlighting that the study of canine cancer enhances the development of novel treatment therapies for all.

The study is one of the first reports looking not only at genes as a whole, but more specifically at comparison of driver and passenger genes to determine if they behave similarly in human and canine cancer. This novel approach builds upon the knowledge of both the dog and human genome-both of which have been previously sequenced.  Researchers know that... Read More


Veterinarians and their staff work hard, but seldom get the opportunity to socialize with other hospitals except at educational events. This lost opportunity robs us of the chance to come together to collaborate and share ideas. We, as a community, should form more meaningful bonds and friendships.  Studies show that businesses that work to collaborate rather than compete fair far better than those that don’t. These type of social events also create a happier work place.

These are some of the reasons why The Veterinary Cancer Center, with the support of our premier sponsor Bank of America, will be hosting a wine and beer tasting event during the first annual OktoberVets on October 24, 2013 - from 6-8:30PM!

This social event is for veterinarians and their support staff only and will benefit the Riedel & Cody Fund (www.riedelcody.org... Read More


Veterinarians and the staff of local hospitals are invited to send their best to compete for pride and for glory in the 1st Annual VetOlympics. This interactive and intellectual event will consist of teams of five, and can have more than one team per hospital.

This will be an evening of fun, food, drink, laughter, team building and friendly competition. In the end, however, only one hospital shall stand victorious and hold yearly rights to the coveted 1st Annual VetOlympics Trophy. Awards, trophies and prizes shall also be given based on team spirit, best team uniform and more!

Space is limited, so if you know your hospital has what it takes to compete, then reserve space now! Details are below: 

 When: Sunday, October 6th - From   5pm - 7pm

 Where: The   Field House at Sportsplex-Fairfield, 85 Mill Plain Rd... Read More


Purpose: To bring together expert human and veterinary pathologists to compare and contrast the histologic features and pathobiology of mucosal melanomas in humans and dogs.  By addressing mucosal melanoma in the context of multiple species, the board will seek consensus analysis aimed to further inform progress in melanoma research and to assess the utility of the dog as a preclinical model for mucosal melanomas in people.

Background: Progress in understanding the pathobiology of melanomas has been painstaking, with limited success in prolonging survival in many clinical cases.  Advances are being aided by emerging knowledge in melanoma genetics, etiology, and therapeutic responses; all of these areas benefit greatly from research in animal models of human melanoma. 

However, current animal models of melanoma are imperfect reflections of the human disease. By comparing the morphology, pathogenesis, and biology of both induced and... Read More


On this Pet World Radio Segment we talk with Dr. Gerald Post about Pet Cancer Awareness + Breed Issue Awareness and so much more in our continuing discussions to raise pet cancer awareness. Enjoy this Pet World Radio Segment in case a station near you does not currently carry Pet World Radio on the EMB or CRN networks! Click here to listen...


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